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Guy Davenport

Guy Davenport (1927-2005) was best known for his short stories, though he also wrote poetry, translation, and criticism. He was a professor of English at both Haverford College and the University of Kentucky. As a writer, illustrator, teacher, and scholar, Davenport published over 40 books. He received a MacArthur fellowship, an O. Henry Award, and the Morton Dauwen Zabel award for fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.